Lorraine Keane is an IFTA-nominated broadcaster and journalist. Best known for her work over the last decade as entertainment correspondent for TV3, she stepped down as anchor for Ireland’s most popular fashion and celebrity lifestyle show Xpose, after two years at the helm.
As entertainment correspondent for TV3, Lorraine conducted interviews and reported from the most high proﬁle entertainment events around the world including The Oscars, MTV Awards, The BAFTA’s and the Cannes Film Festival. She has also covered The Oscars for Sky TV. She has also covered The Oscars for Sky TV in London and ‘Access All Areas with Lorraine
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Lorraine made her acting/singing debut in 2012 with “Girl’s Night, The Musical” produced by Robert C Kelly. The show ﬁnished a hugely successful four-month Irish run with a two-week sell-out in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.
Lorraine was nominated for Television Personality of Year at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
She was voted Entertainment Person Of The Year (Irish Tatler Awards), Most Stylish Female Of The Year (VIP Style Awards) and Celebrity Mum Of The Year (Woman’s Way).
In 2010 Lorraine was announced as Garnier International’s ﬁrst Irish spokesperson, following on from such high proﬁle names Davina Mc Caul in the UK and Sarah Jessica Parker and Bar Refaeli in the USA.
She is also the face of make up brand db Face at Dylan Bradshaw.
In 2013 Lorraine became an Ambassador for Renault and Cleanmarine Menomin. She is also an Ambassador and Volunteer for World Vision, Make A Wish Foundation, The Down Syndrome Centre and Trocaire.
Lorraine has travelled to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Haiti, Guatemala and most recently the Philippines with the charities Trocaire and World Vision. As part of her volunteer work with Trocaire she produced and presented a documentary for RTE television. Her documentary in Africa was broadcast on one of RTE 1’s highest rating shows “Nationwide”. The show attracted over 500,000 viewers. She recently travelled with World Vision to the Philippines to report on the aftermath of the
She signed a book deal with Blackwater Press – her debut was published in 2010/2011, entitled “Working the Red Carpet” and wrote a weekly column in the Sunday World Magazine for 3 years – The Sunday World is the second largest selling newspaper in Ireland.
Lorraine is from Dublin and joined the TV3 News team from her position as Manager & Public Relations for AA Roadwatch, where she had worked for the previous seven years, broadcasting live on RTE Radio 1 and 2FM every day. During that time Lorraine also presented various independent television productions for RTE, including Live at 3, Start Me Up, Drive and RPM Motorsport, among others.
Lorraine studied Broadcasting and Journalism at Ballyfermot Senior College and holds a City & Guilds in Public Administration and Current Affairs and H Dip in Public Relations from The Public Relations Institute of Ireland. She has also writes for various magazines and newspapers.
As an experienced “Master of Ceremonies” she is a regular host of high profile events/awards ceremonies across the country. These have included The TV Now Awards in 2008 and 2009, introducing Prince Charles on his first visit to Dublin and welcoming President Bill Clinton, during his term in office, at an Irish-American Ceremony in New York. She was selected to meet HRH Queen Elizabeth on her first visit to Ireland in 2012. Lorraine also hosts the annual ‘Ultimate Girls Day Out’ events in Dublin and Cork and acts as judge at the annual Ladies Day competitions at the Dublin Horseshow and the Galway Races.
In 2015 Lorraine developed her award-winning ‘Keane On Style’ Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty, Health & Well-Being event for women. To date she has brought the show to venues in Dublin, Meath, Cork, Galway, Athlone, Ballina, Donegal, Kilkenny, Waterford and Kerry.